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Meaning of asparaginase

as•par•a•gi•nase

Pronunciation: (u-spar'u-ju-nās", -nāz"), [key]
— n. Biochem., Pharm.
  1. an enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of asparagine to aspartic acid and ammonia, used in the treatment of acute lymphocytic leukemia.
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